Grant of the Week: The Dirksen Congressional Center's Congressional Research Grants
Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring The Dirksen Congressional Center's Congressional Research Grants.
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen R-IL), is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $1,100,000 to support over 500 projects.
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.
The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Grant.
Applications are accepted at any time, but awards are announced quarterly in January, April, July, and October. The corresponding application deadlines are December 15, March 15, June 15, and September 15. Proposals received after a deadline will be carried over to the next quarter automatically.
The Center has allocated up to $50,000 in 2020 for grants with individual awards capped at $3,500.
Complete information about what kinds of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Grant pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found online: http://dirksencenter.org/print_programs_crgs.htm.
End: December 15, 2019 (current cycle) | March 15, 2020 | June 15, 2020 | September 15, 2020
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